At the restaurants of Macedonia, one must check out the following local recipes ::::
Rakija is a strong grape brandy that has the best claim to be Republic’s national beverage. There are also many breweries which brew surprisingly good-tasting beer. Macedonians boast the largest winery in the Balkan area—the Tikveš (Tikvesh) winery in Kavadarci. Red wines are usually better than white ones. Try “T’ga za Jug”—Macedonian favorite affordable red wine made from a local grape variety called Vranec. Local white wines include Traminec and Temjanika. The local beer market appears, in Skopje at least, to be dominated by Skopsko, a drinkable, if not entirely distinctive, lager.
Wine – Macedonian wines rank among the best value and most drinkable wines available anywhere. The Macedonian wineyards, especially the ones in Tikves valley area are characteristic by the exquisite grapes and even better masters for preparation of this strong alcoholic drink. The lengthy ripening process concentrates the sugar and acids in the grapes, ensuring rich colours and complex aromas in our wines.
is originally a liquor made from the resin of the mastic tree. It is considered the national drink of the Republic of Macedonia containing 45% alcohol, has a hot taste not unlike that of brandy and is usually made from grapes, raisins, plums or figs. It is usually poured over ice and enjoyed with Meze (selection of appetisers or small dishes).
Sturmichka Macedonian Mastika is a traditional drink that is drunk with pleasure more than 300 years. The best and original Macedonian Mastika traditionally produced in the Strumica region. The rich taste of mastica from Strumica is obtained from natural wine distillate and specific flavor of anise. When mastica from Strumica, mixed with water, takes on a magical greyish-white. Strumička Mastika usually serves as an aperitif, but can also be used for cocktail and mixed drinks. Mastika from Strumica was originally a drink from this region, respected and well known in the world, why has received a number of awards at international fairs and tastings.
– Scotland has whiskey, Greece has metaxxa, while Macedonia has rakija. Throughout Macedonia, people make their own rakija, which is similar to brandy, made by distillation of fermented fruits – a very strong alcoholic beverage that is typically 50 to 60%. One version of rakija contains walnuts, altering its aroma and taste, and others plums – Slivova rakija.
Drink ..=.. Specialties
Most of the restaurants in Macedonia being multi cuisine restaurants, they offer a wide range of food including International, Continental, Italian, Chinese, Indian, etc. Most of the restaurants have a bar attached to them. One can taste the fine collections of wines and alcohols from across the globe.